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MELVIN STERNBERG
Attorney at Law
Sternberg & Singer, Ltd.
80 East Columbus Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Phone (602) 264-4965 Fax (602) 277-0144
sternbergsinger@qwestoffice.net


EDUCATION

Arizona State University, B.S. in accounting, 1958 University of Arizona, J.D. 1961

ORGANIZATIONS

State Bar of Arizona, Chairman of Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Division (1983, 1984)
Maricopa County Bar Association, Chairman of Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Committee
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Bar Association

CERTIFICATION

Certified Specialist in Domestic Relations since 1992

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court since 1977

PUBLICATIONS

Written numerous articles and publications, as well as lecturing on custody, property issues, divorce taxation, ethics and professionalism
Invalidity of Mexican Divorces
Tax Considerations in the Dissolution of Marriages (Spousal Maintenance, Child Support and Attorney Fees)
How Dissolution Works
Use of C.P.A.s in a Domestic Relations Matter
Evaluating Community Assets in a Dissolution Action
Legal Remedies in the Alienation and Deprivation of Visitation Case
Attorneys Representing Conflicting Interests in Domestic Relations Cases
Ethical Considerations in Billing Disputes and Collecting Fees from Clients
Examining Accountants and Actuaries About Tax Issues in a Domestic Relations Trial

LECTURE EXPERIENCE

Chaired Professionalism Seminars for several years. Lectured at seminars during the past 45 years for State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar, at Judicial Training Courses for Superior Court Judges and for the American Society of Appraisers
Program Chairman – Use of Psychologists in Custody Cases, Maricopa County Bar Association
How Dissolution Works, A.F.A.C.T.
Tax Considerations in the Dissolution of Marriages and Spousal Maintenance, Child Support and Legal Fees for Maricopa County Domestic Relations Judges and Commissioners
Considerations in Modifying Spousal Maintenance and Child Support Use of C.P.A.s in a Domestic Relations Matter, Arizona State Bar Convention Legal Remedies in the Alienation and Deprivation of Visitation Case, Maricopa County Bar Association
Program Chairman – “Domestic Relations on Trial” Seminar, Maricopa County Bar Association
Attorney Representation of Conflicting Interests in Domestic Relations Cases, Eighth Annual Family Law Seminar, Arizona State Bar
Ethical Considerations in Billing Disputes and Collecting Fees from Clients, Arizona State Bar Convention
Use of Accountants in a Dissolution of Marriage Case, Society of Practicing Accountants
Ethical Issues Regarding Attorney’s Fees in Domestic Relations Cases Effect of the Revised Tax Reform Act
Domestic Relations on Trial
Program Chairman – How To Use the Spousal Maintenance Guidelines American Society of Appraisers: ASA Importance of Appraisers in Domestic Relations Cases
Program Chairman – Professionalism Seminars (2000-2008)